RITMO Seminar Series: Katie Overy

Dr. Katie Overy, senior lecturer at University of Edinburgh, will speak at RITMO's Seminar Series.




Dr. Katie Overy is a Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Edinburgh. Her core research interest is musical learning, which she explores from the perspectives of music psychology, cognitive neuroscience and classroom pedagogy, with a particular focus on musical rhythm. She is especially interested in the positive effects of musical experience and in bringing together ideas on this subject from theory, research and practice across different disciplines. She has published over 40 papers and book chapters and supervised or examined over 20 interdisciplinary PhD theses on topics such as music and dyslexia, music in foreign language learning, music in prison education and music for cochlear implant users. In 2019 she was shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year, UK.

One focus of Katie’s research is the musical brain, and she has co-edited several special issues on this topic, including for Transactions of the Royal Society B (2015), Proceedings of the New York Academy of Sciences (2012), Cortex (2009) and Contemporary Music Review (2009). From 2010-2013 she was the UK partner in the EC Marie Curie International Training Network EBRAMUS (Europe, Brain and Music) and from 2014-5 she was a Visiting Professor of Music Education at Western University, Canada, where she helped to establish Music, Cognition and the Brain, a new research initiative. She is currently collaborating with Lothian Birth Cohorts on studies of musical experience and ageing, amongst other ongoing projects.

Published June 20, 2022 2:25 PM - Last modified June 20, 2022 2:51 PM